Smith, Matthew Clark. Lighter Than Air: Sophie Blanchard, the First Woman Pilot. Illus. by Matt Tavares. 2017. Unpaged. Candlewick Press, $16.99 (9780763677329). Gr. 1-4.
Sophie Blanchard became the first woman pilot by not letting anyone limit her passion for flying.
Sanchez Vegara, Ma. Isabel. Marie Curie. Illus. by Frau Isa. Tr. by Emma Martinez. 2017. Unpaged. Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, $14.99 (9781874809629). PreS-Gr.3.
Marie Curie pursued her passion of studying science and became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize.
Macey, Sue. Motor Girls: How Women Took the Wheel and Drove Boldly Into the Twentieth Century. 2017. 96p. National Geographic, $18.99 (9781426326974). Gr. 5-up.
Many American women in the early twentieth century embraced the freedom that the automobile offered and utilized it as a tool to transcend traditional gender norms.
Kops, Deborah. Alice Paul and the Fight for Women’s Rights. 2017. 224p. Highlights/Calkins Creek, $17.95 (9781629797953). Gr. 6-12.
One of the leaders of the American women’s suffrage movement, Alice Paul dedicated her life to fighting for women’s equality.
O’Leary, Chandler and Jessica Spring. Dead Feminists: Historic Heroines in Living Color. 2016. 130p. Sasquatch Books, $24.95 (978-1-63217-057-6). Gr.10-up.
Chandler O’Leary and Jessica Spring give a new voice to twenty four “dead feminists” by commemorating these women via the artistry of the once popular broadside.
Swaby, Rachel. Trailblazers: 33 Women in Science who Changed the World. 2016. 195p. Random House/ Delacorte Press, $15.99 (978-0-399-55396-7). Gr.5-up.
Trailblazers highlights the accomplishments and significant contributions of 33 female scientists whose work has been unrecognized and overlooked.
Ignotofsky, Rachel. Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World. 2016. 127p. Ten Speed Press, $16.99 (978-1-60774-976-9). Gr.6-up.
Women in Science highlights the significant scientific accomplishments and contributions of fifty women who have had to overcome gender discrimination in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.